“Every guitarist should be in search of their toothpaste tone!” Larkin Poe explain how good guitar tone can make your playing better

Larkin Poe
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GUITAR SHOWCASE 2023: Just because Larkin Poe’s Rebecca and Megan Lovell have long moved to in-ear monitors on stage doesn’t mean tone – the very epicurean quality of it – has been downgraded in their list of priorities. If anything, it’s more important now that they take a direct feed each night.

Here, the roots rock sister duo check in with Total Guitar to share their thoughts on guitar tone and what we can do to improve ours.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).